Speaker Series: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 with Dr Jeff Tomlin ’76 and Dr. Riedo, Medical Director of Infection Control and Prevention

Speaker Series: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 with Dr Jeff Tomlin ’76 and Dr. Francis Reido, Medical Director of Infection Control and Prevention at EvergreenHealth

It was very fitting that one year after launching our Speaker Series, we have our initial speaker, Dr Jeff Tomlin ’76 back to give us a COVID-19  update on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 1800.




Dr. Francis X. Riedo serves as EvergreenHealth’s medical director of infection control and prevention. In addition to providing patient care for a broad array of infectious diseases alongside a team of expert physicians, Dr. Riedo also leads the hospital’s strategy for preventing and responding to infectious disease outbreaks in an environment of absolute safety. Under his leadership, EvergreenHealth became the first hospital in the nation to test and treat a surge of patients affected by COVID-19.

Before joining EvergreenHealth, Dr. Riedo trained as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was part of a team dedicated to helping stem the spread of meningitis and Ebola in West Africa. His work also led him to provide clinical care for refugees in Somalia and South Sudan as part of a multidisciplinary health care team.

Speaker Series: Thursday, April 15th, 2021 with Sarah Rhoads ’99, VP, Amazon Global Air

Sarah Rhoads '99Sarah went Naval Aviation and was the first female aviator in the U.S. Navy’s Black Aces squadron.

  • Vice President, Amazon Global Air; Sep 2019 – Present in Seattle, Washington
  • Director of Amazon Air; Aug 2017 – Aug 2019 in Seattle, Washington
    Responsible for the vision and leadership of a talented, high-performing, customer-centric team of professionals dedicated to delivering excellence across Amazon Air’s expanding air-haul network.
  • Director, Aviation Operations, Amazon Air; Mar 2017 – Aug 2017 in Seattle, Washington
  • General Manager; Jun 2014 – Jan 2016 in Swansea Bay, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Senior Operations Manager; Feb 2012 – Jun 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky, and Fort Worth, Texas
  • Operations Manager; May 2011 – Feb 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky

Sarah Rhoads, Director of Amazon Air, was named the 2018 Air Cargo Executive of the Year by Air Cargo World